Fish On! With Denver's Mississippi River Guide Service!

Mississippi River & St. Croix River Fishing Guide Denver McKinnon. Over 38 years of experience!

Denver has been fishing the Mississippi River system for over 38 years. With a lot of experience on the river, Denver feels that guiding is the best way to pass on the Mississippi River and St. Croix river knowledge he has gained over the years.

Whether interested in bring home fish for dinner or looking for a trophy, Denver will do his best to provide you with a happy and exciting day. You can choose the target species between Walleyes, Sauger, and Crappie. The techniques you learn with Denver will help you when you are out on your own on the Mississippi River and St. Croix River. Denver guides on the Pool 2 (St. Paul), Pool 3 (Hastings), and Pool 4 (Red Wing) of the Mississipi River. He also guides on the St. Croix from Hudson all the down to Hastings. Book a trip today with Denver's guide Service, and let your Mississippi or St. Croix River fishing adventure begin!

Check out Denver's recent Mississippi River fishing reports. He adds a report almost each time he is out, so check back often to see what the fish are up to! Also, take a look at his Mississippi River trip logs to see stories from his client trips and testimonials!

"Thanks again so much for a great day fishing. My dad and I had a great time. Good luck with the softball in Mankato and drive safe." - Matt (Red Wing trip 09/23/11)

Dog days of summer have arrived

Water is warmed up as of late and the river is reseeding quickly. Over the past week and a half I have concentrated on wing dams,  sloughs, and sand flats to catch the walleyes that have been willing to cooperate.  When fishing the wing dams I have been cranking them with flicker shads, shad raps and bombers.  Everyone has caught fish and colors in my boat were everything in the book.  

Last Monday I had the pleasure of sharing my vessel with Mandy and her husband Russel from Texas.  Ally bough the bite was not fast and furious we managed to get a few dragging willow cats around in a slough.  It was a great time out there chatting about the fishing they do down in the gulf.  Sounds like a great time catching redfish and gigging flounder.  I may have to go try this out sometime.  It was a fun day and I look forward to another time on the water itch you two fine people in the future. 

Tuesday, Lenny and Erik met me at Everett's resort. First off  I would like to thank Erik for serving our country.  What a great gentlemen he is and was in the boat.  Now to the fishing.  Like the day before we caught some eyes on willow cats and had quite a few cats come up with their skin pulled back.  Interesting how walleyes will do this without getting that hook into there mouths. I did notice today that the flow had really dropped considerably from the day before and with a little adjustment we found a few that wanted to cooperate.  Fun day guys looking forward to another day on the river.  Be careful with that ranger out here Lenny   

The flow on the river had dropped to 25000 cfps. Water depths we fished were from 3-9 feet.  and with the water temperature i am fishing high flow areas.  And the clarity has been pretty decent in areas considering all the storms we have had lately.  Be careful with the boat traffic out there remember some people are not paying attention at all times.  

Good luck out there guys and gals !!!!!

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